Editor's Note

The phrase “come over for a barbecue” has evolved since I was a child. Back then, it meant Dad chopping wood with an axe to fire up a barbecue built from leftover bricks from the neighbour’s renovation. The resulting food was more like burnt offerings and less like perfectly grilled or smoked pieces of meat. Well, there’s none of that 1970s barbecue business happening in this issue! Feast on barbecued dishes from the Caribbean, North Africa and Korea as summer gets underway and see how firebrands Elvis Abrahanowicz and Ben Milgate, of much-loved Sydney restaurant Porteño, cook over an open flame.

We have your sweet tooth covered, too, with our story on fried desserts from around the world. Instead of traditional doughnuts we devour Japanese fried sweet potatoes, Sicilian syrup-soaked nuggets of fried goodness and Persian morsels rich with saffron.

So what are you waiting for? Let us know what you’ll be cooking and feasting on from this issue – and remember to share your photos with us on social media.

Happy feasting!

Alix Davis

Bring the world to your kitchen

Relish

This well-loved Cambodian breakfast dish is found at roadside vendors in the early hours of the morning. Pork is marinated with garlic, and sometimes coconut milk...
Literally meaning ‘rib’ in Korean, galbi refers to a type of barbecued rib dish, usually beef or pork. Galbi barbecue restaurants are found all over Korea, as...
Traditionally, jerk-rubbed meats were cooked over pit fires using the aromatic wood from allspice trees, but in Jamaica today you are more likely to see the meats...
Served on a stick or held by its stalk, the grilled corn is slathered in crema (Mexican sour cream) and then sprinkled with a range of toppings, including chilli,...
Bourbon and barbecue are classic partners in the USA’s south, with the bourbon lending an oaky sweetness to these ribs.
This is the French equivalent of a sponge or pound cake, made using the humble yoghurt pot as the instrument of measurement. At its most simple, it can be as easy...